Most student assessments can be divided into two main categories. Traditional exams are a primary example of summative assessments, because they seek to measure how well students have achieved their learning objectives. On the other hand, formative assessments have the goal of increasing understanding rather than measuring it. These take place throughout the learning process and provide valuable knowledge checks for both students and instructors.
Research supports the value of regular assessment exercises. For example, the “testing effect” shows that students are better able to remember information if they have practiced retrieving it through tools like flash cards, interactive questions and short quizzes. The assessment for learning pedagogy embraces this philosophy and guides instructors to frequently evaluate student progress throughout the entire learning process.
Ask interactive questions any time to test student knowledge and review important concepts. Insert questions into your lessons using our native PowerPoint integration, poll over top of web pages, videos and documents using a floating toolbar or enjoy a fully web-based experience with our online polling capabilities. Students can respond with their own mobile devices or clickers.
Deliver in-class assessments that require students to work at their own pace. TurningPoint eliminates the hassle of bubble sheets, while offering a wider variety of question types including multiple choice, true/false, numerical response and short answer. In addition, instant grading and seamless LMS integrations greatly reduce instructor workload.
Share interactive content at any time without the need for a live polling session. This is ideal for ensuring students are prepared for class with interactive homework assignments and pre-class assessments.